Empire of Freedom: The Amway Story

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In 1959 two boyhood buddies had a "crazy idea." They decided to start a company made up not of employees, but of owners - independent men and women pursuing the limits of their own dreams. The company would benefit from the combined intelligence, energy, creativity, and fierce initiative of these owners. Little did Rich DeVos and Jay Van Andel know on that day nearly three decades ago that the company they founded in the basements of their homes, Amway, would go on to become a multibillion-dollar sensation that ...
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Rocklin, CA 1996 Hard Cover First Edition, First Printing New in Fine jacket BRAND NEW & Collectible. First Edition, First Printing. The story of Amway, from a two man, rural ... basement in 1959 to a multi-billion enterprise involving some 2.5 million people spread over 70 countries and territories. This largest privately held firm in America, is a direct selling company and manufacturer that uses multi-level marketing to sell a variety of goods, primarily in the health, beauty, and home care markets. Read more Show Less

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Overview

In 1959 two boyhood buddies had a "crazy idea." They decided to start a company made up not of employees, but of owners - independent men and women pursuing the limits of their own dreams. The company would benefit from the combined intelligence, energy, creativity, and fierce initiative of these owners. Little did Rich DeVos and Jay Van Andel know on that day nearly three decades ago that the company they founded in the basements of their homes, Amway, would go on to become a multibillion-dollar sensation that has reshaped the global economy and, in the process, transformed the lives of its more than 2.5 million distributors.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780761506751
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/25/1996
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.76 (w) x 8.83 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

James W. Robinson, author of Better Speeches in Ten Simple Steps, Doing Business in Vietnam, and After the Revolution (all from Prima), is a veteran speechwriter and political communicator who has worked for some of America's top business leaders and elected officials, including Ronald Reagan, former California governor George Deukmejian, and California attorney general Dan Lungren. From 1987 to 1993 he served as the trade representative for the governor of California and later as the state?s world trade commissioner. His accomplishments include overseeing the establishment of California?s five foreign trade and investment offices, including its Asian offices located in Tokyo and Hong Kong. Mr. Robinson is currently the vice president of public affairs for the American Trucking Association.
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Note to the Reader
1. Voyage of Discovery
2. Best of Times, Worst of Times
3. Business in a Box
4. A Family Affair
5. Against All Odds
6. The Measure of Success
7. Going Global
8. A Team Sport
9. Virtual Business-Real Money
10. A Conversation with Skeptics
11. You Are Not Alone
12. Moment of Truth
Appendix: Amway Code of Ethics
Sources
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